Powercolor ATi Radeon 9800 XT Video Card ReviewFormer staff writer - October 31, 2003
Benchmark: Code Creatures
The Codecreatures benchmark is written with Microsoft's DirectX 8.1 API and incorporates the use of Vertex and Pixel Shaders popular on next generation 3D accelerators. The benchmark plays a photo-realistic nature scene and calculates the performance of the graphics adapter by measuring the fps that it can display at 1024x768, 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 resolutions. The score is a geometric mean of those three resolutions called the Codecreatures number or score. We ran Code Creatures in 1024x768 and 1600x1200 resolutions with no AA/AF.
Like 3DMark03, we see a very noticeable difference between the two video cards in our Code Creatures test. The Powercolor Radeon 9800 XT has a 1,138 point lead, over the Radeon 9700 AIW.